Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Raith Rovers’ selection crisis deepens as ex-PSG defender joins Gary Locke’s injury list

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BY IAIN COLLIN - @CCP_sport RAITH Rovers have been hit with a mounting selection crisis as Gary Locke fears having almost a team's worth of talent missing this weekend. Already without the services of keepers Kevin Cuthbert...

Hearts starlet Rory Currie on ‘sacrifices’, Kyle Lafferty and East Fife Betfred Cup clash

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportRORY CURRIE has given up on partying with his pals and spent the summer bulking up on the beach - but the Tynecastle teen insists he is happy to make...

Jason Cummings adamant Hibs can make it two-in-a-row as he criticises gutless Hearts

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - CCP_SportJASON CUMMINGS insists he knew Hearts' Edinburgh derby rookies were there for the taking as he targeted a second successive Scottish Cup triumph.Cummings was in irrepressible form at Easter Road,...

Ex- Celtic striker Andy Walker: ‘Scottish Cup semi-final proves Pedro Caixinha has huge rebuilding...

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FOLLOW US ON  TWITTER | FACEBOOKANDY WALKER reckons Sunday’s Old Firm semi-final will have hammered home to Pedro Caixinha the message he has a ‘huge rebuilding job’ on his hands this summer at Rangers.Walker insists old...

Derek Lyle taking coaching steps but hat-trick of cup triumphs with Queen of the...

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BY IAIN COLLIN - @CCP_sport DEREK Lyle racked up a century of goals for Queen of the South last weekend and has no intentions of stopping there. But the experienced striker has this week been thinking about what will...

Neil Lennon laughs of BT Sport blunder as Hibs boss looks to upset the...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportHIBS boss Neil Lennon insists he is no stranger to falling foul of bungling broadcasters after BT Sport were forced to apologise for their ill-judged advertising campaign - and...
Jim Jefferies, former Hearts boss, speaks to the media at Hampden | Hearts news

Jim Jefferies insists Steven Naismith still has a part to play in Scottish Cup...

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JIM JEFFERIES insists crocked Steven Naismith can inspire Hearts to Scottish Cup glory from the sidelines - just like Gary Locke in 1998.The Jambos have been rocked by the news that Naismith is almost...

From the press office to the dugout, Spartans boss Dougie Samuel ready for rematch...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportDOUGIE SAMUEL was moonlighting as a media officer when Spartans last clashed with St Mirren in a Scottish Cup fixture which shaped the future of the Edinburgh amateurs.Now he wants...

Hearts ace Steven MacLean determined to ‘ram it right up’ naysayers in Celtic clash

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HEARTS attacker Steven MacLean has delivered a defiant rallying cry ahead of Saturday's Scottish Cup final, insisting the Jambos are ready to ‘ram it right up’ the naysayers.The 36-year-old has no qualms about...

Prospect of ’10 in a row’ against Hearts is nothing to shout about insists...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportEVEN as Hibernian sought to unwind during their winter training camp in the Algarve last week, the significance of their recent dominance over Hearts was audible. ‘Ten in a row,’...

SPFL chief executive calls on clubs to have ‘an open mind’ on ‘Colt’ clubs...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportSPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster has refused to rule out Premiership ‘Colt’ clubs joining the league after hailing their participation in the IRN-BRU Cup as a roaring success.However, he has...

Former Ayr defender Mark Campbell reflects on clash with ‘class act’ Ronald de Boer...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportMARK CAMPBELL lined up in the cramped Somerset Park tunnel alongside the galaxy of stars assembled at Rangers and could see why no-one gave humble Ayr United a prayer of...

Clyde striker Peter MacDonald looking to disappoint Ian McCall for a third time after...

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER | FACEBOOKClyde striker Peter MacDonald admits he is hoping to disappoint Ayr United manager Ian McCall for a third time after twice turning down the chance to play under him.McCall tried and failed...

Hibs boss Alan Stubbs believes referee ‘spoiled’ Edinburgh derby – but delighted with triumph...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportHibernian head coach Alan Stubbs has accused referee John Beaton of "spoiling" last night's breathless Edinburgh derby - but that did nothing to temper his joy at seeing off Hearts.Hibees...

Bonnyrigg Rose star Ewan Moyes out to create more Scottish Cup history as Dumbarton...

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BY ALAN TEMPLE - @CCP_SportEWAN MOYES made Scottish Cup history with Brechin City - only to be to denied a date at Hampden by his own hometown club.Now the Bonnyrigg Rose stopper is determined...

Fraserburgh appeal for patience over glamour Scottish Cup clash with Rangers

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FOLLOW US ON TWITTER | FACEBOOK Fraserburgh have asked their fans to stop overwhelming the club with enquiries regarding their glamour Scottish Cup clash with Rangers. The Highland League outfit plan to host the money-spinning fourth round tie...

Irn-Bru Cup final set to be watched by 8,000 crowd – with St Mirren...

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FOLLOW US ON  TWITTER | FACEBOOKA crowd of around 8,000 will take in Saturday’s Irn-Bru Cup final, with St Mirren fans set to outnumber their Dundee United counterparts.The Buddies have sold just short of 5,000 tickets...

Easter Road declared sell-out for Hibs’ Scottish Cup visit of Hearts

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@CCP_sportHibs will be hoping that playing in front of a sell-out crowd is a good omen after they beat Hearts the last time it happened over two years ago.The Leith club yesterday announced that...
Livingston manager Gary Holt | Livingston news

Gary Holt insists it is wrong to ‘lambast’ clubs in Covid-19 fight

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GARY HOLT reckons critics have been too quick to ‘lambast’ Premiership clubs during the ongoing battle with Covid-19.Livi will be without two first-team players for a mandatory 10-day period after they returned positive tests...

Kelty Hearts out to prove SPFL point in Stark’s Park clash

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DYLAN EASTON insists Kelty Hearts can use their Scottish Cup clash against Stranraer to prove they belong in the SPFL after being denied a crack at promotion last season.The ambitious Fifers were declared Lowland...
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